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    This is a discussion on New Car Choices within the General Automotive Discussion forums, part of the Dodge Dart Forum - Dodge Dart Discussion category; Originally Posted by Killraven Everything new is garbage. Way too complicated in design with too many areas for faults to occur. Just be glad we ...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Killraven View Post
      Everything new is garbage. Way too complicated in design with too many areas for faults to occur. Just be glad we lived through the good part of Automotive history. The late 2000's was the end of an era.

      Electric cars have no soul, no identity, and no intrigue. If somebody gave me a FREE Tesla Model S I would instantly sell it and buy an ICE car.
      I think that's some grade-A nostalgia. Like in any era of automotive history, including right now, most cars of [insert "golden era" of your choice] were boring, ugly pieces of crap.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsblanch View Post
      I think that's some grade-A nostalgia. Like in any era of automotive history, including right now, most cars of [insert "golden era" of your choice] were boring, ugly pieces of crap.
      "Most", yes... but not all. Meecum Auto auction is great stuff.
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      Quote Originally Posted by jsblanch View Post
      I think that's some grade-A nostalgia. Like in any era of automotive history, including right now, most cars of [insert "golden era" of your choice] were boring, ugly pieces of crap.
      I would say the 80's had the most piece of crap vehicles haha.
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      I'm not impressed with the C8 vette. It looks like a cheap ferrari with a camaro rear-end.

      I am looking forward to see how the Ford Bronco and Bronco pickup truck turn out.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Killraven View Post
      I'm not impressed with the C8 vette. It looks like a cheap ferrari with a camaro rear-end.

      I am looking forward to see how the Ford Bronco and Bronco pickup truck turn out.
      Ouch ....
      Finally something we are polarized on! I thought the same as you when the leaked images of the blue rear end and many other renderings before the reveal.
      But now that it's fully revealed, I must say that it is, in fact, exactly what I think a new Vette should be in 2020. Actually, what it should have been ten years ago . Totally impractical, of course. But so are any of the competitors . Personally, I think the last few years of Ferrari, Lambo, and certainly Porsche have been way too reserved on the interiors especially. I'm a Boomer. I want a Rocket Ship. All of these "types" of cars are pure fantasy anyway. So to me they are essentially a work of art . After awhile, all the mid engine sports cars look similar on the exterior, and sort of "spartan" on the interior. As though their main focus is conducting the business of driving a fast car. As to the Camaro rear comparison: It makes me have less respect for any year of a Camaro. As though THIS is what you really wanted kids..... not the Cartoon Cruiser with zero lines of sight, lol. A beautiful , personal, impractical, space and time machine. Passenger, very optional. In fact - I'd go as far as to say that it is the only material thing that is worth enduring the greed focused version of Capitalism we don't enjoy in this country.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dad's dart View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Killraven View Post
      I'm not impressed with the C8 vette. It looks like a cheap ferrari with a camaro rear-end.

      I am looking forward to see how the Ford Bronco and Bronco pickup truck turn out.
      Ouch ....
      Finally something we are polarized on! I thought the same as you when the leaked images of the blue rear end and many other renderings before the reveal.
      But now that it's fully revealed, I must say that it is, in fact, exactly what I think a new Vette should be in 2020. Actually, what it should have been ten years ago . Totally impractical, of course. But so are any of the competitors . Personally, I think the last few years of Ferrari, Lambo, and certainly Porsche have been way too reserved on the interiors especially. I'm a Boomer. I want a Rocket Ship. All of these "types" of cars are pure fantasy anyway. So to me they are essentially a work of art . After awhile, all the mid engine sports cars look similar on the exterior, and sort of "spartan" on the interior. As though their main focus is conducting the business of driving a fast car. As to the Camaro rear comparison: It makes me have less respect for any year of a Camaro. As though THIS is what you really wanted kids..... not the Cartoon Cruiser with zero lines of sight, lol. A beautiful , personal, impractical, space and time machine. Passenger, very optional. In fact - I'd go as far as to say that it is the only material thing that is worth enduring the greed focused version of Capitalism we don't enjoy in this country. <img src="https://www.dodge-dart.org/forum/images/smilies/redface.png" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" />

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      The car to me seems to be built toward a very small crowd, most of which are 50-retirement. I say this from people I've talked to about cars and the only ones remotely interested in a vette are in this demographic.

      It doesn't even make sense for a guy my age at 33! You just look at that passenger "compartment" I mean seat and no woman is going to want to get in that thing! You're now riding solo in something your gf/wife said her dad wanted. Then they even built the god damn trunk to fit two golf club bags!! I mean come the fuck on here!!!!

      I think they would have done well to rename the thing and maybe change the rear if they wanted to go for a younger audience like the bullet or something, but as it stands it's unfortunately an old guys car.

      In 20-30 years I'm sure though there will be something I'm looking at going wow, radical and some kid saying the same damn thing to me which I'm fine with. I
      really don't mean to offend anyone but it's just how it goes....
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      I'm retired and I wouldn't have one even if it was free. It screams "I have too much money and need a race car to build my self esteem". It also screams cop magnet. No thanks.
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      Quote Originally Posted by alpinegreenneon View Post
      I'm retired and I wouldn't have one even if it was free. It screams "I have too much money and need a race car to build my self esteem". It also screams cop magnet. No thanks.
      You seem way too practical to buy something like this, retired or not!
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      LOL! This is exactly what Corvette has represented since it's inception! A bit useless, over-the-top, Ego machine. But I don't see it as any different in it's market targets than any other mid engine "super car". As far as the "I have too much money" and the over 50 retirement crowd, Corvette has always had that shadow cast on it but in reality there are alot of "younger" people who want them and drive them.
      Bottom line though is that many folks criticize the Vette for being the bad taste gold-chain wearing male goofball car - but what exactly is the purpose of a Lambo, Ferrari or even a Porsche? Maybe this is why Porsche always looks essentially understated and "Turtle Looking" since forever with an equally understated interior that provokes zero fantasies about being a Jet or a Rocket.
      And, I give GM credit for even making a bold departure like this that people can actually buy and drive - rather than pulling a Ford move like the last GT supercar. Why build it if no one will ever see it or drive it? THAT IS the definition of both dumb and stupid.
      In the end tho - I've always seen the Corvette as the ONE thing that is worth putting up with the workaholic, capitalistic, self-serving, etc etc mindset of the USA....... and that is: What will the next Corvette look like ?
      I know that it's insanity to even aspire to useless things like this, but it is a "Dream" mentality. And that is the one thing that I've always fell victim to, if you want to call it that. Hard Reality sucks. Even Nature sucks.
      But dreaming and getting my head out into the "cloud" of the human experience has always been my M.O. In my case, to my detriment in terms of financial realities, but at 63 I have no regrets in terms of what I've lived and what I've dreamed of.
      As the famed author Oscar Wilde said in his opening to Dorian Gray: "All Art Is Quite Useless......." Corvette is Art.
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